Indians use their mobile phones in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.The Indian government backtracked Tuesday on a proposed requirement for all messages sent on social media and mobile chatting apps to be saved for several months as a way of defeating encryption technology. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Nine out of every 10 people coming online in India need a browser that’s not in English

536 million

Indian language speakers are getting online faster than English language speakers in India, and are expected to go from 42 million in 2011 to 536 million in 2021.

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Indians use their mobile phones in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.The Indian government backtracked Tuesday on a proposed requirement for all messages sent on social media and mobile chatting apps to be saved for several months as a way of defeating encryption technology. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
536 million

India’s internet user base

Indians use their mobile phones in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.The Indian government backtracked Tuesday on a proposed requirement for all messages sent on social media and mobile chatting apps to be saved for several months as a way of defeating encryption technology. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
536 million

App developers, online stores, and device makers are having to ask for help to navigate India’s linguistic diversity.

Indians use their mobile phones in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.The Indian government backtracked Tuesday on a proposed requirement for all messages sent on social media and mobile chatting apps to be saved for several months as a way of defeating encryption technology. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
536 million

Indian startup Reverie offers fonts, translation services, and technical support for companies that want to include Indian languages in their products.

Indians use their mobile phones in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.The Indian government backtracked Tuesday on a proposed requirement for all messages sent on social media and mobile chatting apps to be saved for several months as a way of defeating encryption technology. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
536 million

India has more than 140 major languages and more than 700 local dialects. And tech companies that respond to that linguistic diversity are getting ahead.

Indians use their mobile phones in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.The Indian government backtracked Tuesday on a proposed requirement for all messages sent on social media and mobile chatting apps to be saved for several months as a way of defeating encryption technology. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
536 million

Alibaba’s UC browser works in more than 10 Indian languages. It controls half of the market share in mobile browsing, beating Chrome.

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